Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies at 21
The singer mourned her son in a social media post on Wednesday.
“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” Etheridge wrote on Twitter. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.”
She added: “My heart is broken.”
An earlier post to her social media accounts announced the postponement of the singer’s popular and well-received Concerts from Home series.
In her post, Etheridge assured, however, “I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me.”
Etheridge also has twins with ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels, who gave birth in 2006.
Etheridge is now married to television executive Linda Wallem.
“I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief,” Etheridge added in her post. “We struggle with what else we could have done to save him and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.”